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Pot Discussion at Williams Town Meeting

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WILLIAMS, Ore. — After declaring a medical marijuana moratorium last week, Josephine County Commissioners are now looking for feedback from the public.

Last night in Williams, they held the first of several town hall meetings to find out if the moratorium will stay or if dispensaries are the right choice for the county. At that meeting, almost the entire room in favor of medical marijuana, and those residents said if they opened dispensaries in the county, they could create more revenue from taxing the product.

The commissioners plan to visit several other communities in the next few months, and have also thought of putting an opinion question on the November ballot.

“Trying to get their input on the ballet would allow that free expression without having to worry about what somebody saw me doing or not doing. it’s not a decision binding measure. it’s just simply a suggestion or opinion ballet,” said Commissioner Keith Heck.

The commissioners plan to have the next town hall meeting in Merlin in the next few days.